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Dec 10, 2013 2:05am PST
you know, the free south africa movement in which president obama spoke about being a part of as a young student was very much a part of the ultimate number of things that brought an end to apartheid in south africa. i was here in '85. and as you said, it was a gruesome, gruesome period. and i went to a hilltop so that i could overlook the prison where they said nelson mandela had a garden that he used to tend. and i was so hoping, if i couldn't see him, i could see the garden. but, of course, i was followed by state security people and had to leave in a hurry. >> there you are, pictures of you, as a young woman sitting down with nelson mandela. >> that was at the council on foreign relations when he made his first visit to new york. >> we're going to listen in here. this is number two man in the anc. he's gone on to be a successful businessman here in south africa. so we'll join the program and jump in here to describe events as we find out they are happening. >> we can only succeed if we reach out to each other. this is the man that we have come to say farewell to, a man who has
NBC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
extension last week. president obama, of course, as you saw in south africa signed the bill from thousands of miles away, using the autopen. >>> the 85-year-old korean war vet held captive in north korea for more than a month is speaking out for the reason of his arrest. on monday, merrill newman released a two-page explanation saying his attempt to connect with north korean rebels during the war was misinterpreted as something sinister. he also revealed that his videotaped confession was his only hope of getting home. newman was released on friday after spending almost six weeks under guard in pyongyang. >>> the murder trial of a newly wed bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff is under way in montana. jordan graham has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the deatof her husband, cody johnson. the 25-year-old fell to his death at glacier national park in july, just days after the couple's wedding. graham claims she pushed johnson in self defense during an argument. >>> george zimmerman is asking a judge to change the terms of his bond, so he can now see his gir
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
learned that at least three u.s. presidents will travel to south africa to pay their respects. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans fo
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
and mrs. obama are traveling to south africa today to attend tuesday's public memorial service for nelson mandela. the anti-apartheid icon died thursday at the age of 95. former president george w. bush and his wife were invited to join the obamas aboard air force one. president obama's expected to speak at the service which is being held at a 90,000-seat sports stadium in johannesburg. >>> some of the nation's top reformers of all time were honored last night in washington. piano man billy joel, opera star martina arroyo, herbie hancock, shirley maclaine and carlos santana received kennedy center honors. the president was among those paying tribute. >>> prince harry's trek to the south pole with the teams of wounded service members including one from the u.s. is no longer a race. nbc's ayman mohyeldin tells us why it's been turned into an exercise of survival and cooperation. >> reporter: it began as a race to the south pole. wounded soldiers, hollywood actors and a prince. three teams all racing for a good cause. but this amazing race was taking a dangerous toll on the teams. >>
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
tell you about that. we'll tell you about the services held across south africa today from parks to churches as people gather to remember the father of their country. we will also tell you the specific plans now that we know about president obama's visit along with some other u.s. presidents here to south africa later this week as we report from soweto. >> lester, looking forward to that. we will get back to you shortly. >>> we want to get to today's top story in the u.s., another round of both powerful winter storms creating treacherous conditions at this point from california all the way to new england. the weather channel's mike seidel is in a very chilly leesburg, virginia, this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as we await the first wintery weather west of washington, dallas is encased in ice. the west coast got slammed by a second storm on saturday. in barts of north dakota and montana, temperatures have stayed below zero since thursday. no break in the wintery blast as a new storm moved into california. heavy snow in the mountains made the roads unsafe. >> it'
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
morning. it is a new day in south africa. the first in 95 years without madiba, their leader who they loved so much and that changed that country. the 95-year-old icon died thursday following a lengthy illness. president obama called him a transformative figure that now belongs to the ages. >>> coming up, former secretary of state colin powell on his lasting impact on politics and pop culture. >> how many people will get to say the nation changed and the world changed because i was >> al, i was thinking about y born.outhis morning. it's extraordinary. >> al, i was thinking about you. th this morning.at's rig your son was born on mandela's birthday.ht feel that >> that's right.we were very pl. that's right. i always feel that special bond because of that. >> we will have we were very pleased about thatn >> we will have more on nelson mandela but, first, let's look at the stories making headlines today.ries making headlines a dangerous ice storm taking ag place in texas to the great lakes. lakes. several places like several places like oklahoma and tennessee, have already declared emerg
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the streets. nbc's meteorologist bill karens has more on that for us. we've got that, and we also have what's happening in the west. >> there's a new storm coming. we have bitterly cold temperatures, northern rockies. winter just, boom, just all of a sudden slapping everyo
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
. president obama and other world leaders begin making their way to south africa as preparations gear up for the memorial of nelson mandela. >>> plus, more dead pilot whales in florida. the man who snoozed got trapped on a plane. and miley cyrus does the unthinkable to santa. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, december 9th. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. we start with weather for you. that massive winterer weather system moving east and the car pileup. nbc's leanne gregg has more on the deep freeze. >> reporter: snow and ice bearing down this morning in the northeast, part of a massive system affecting half the country. that same system sunday in wisconsin caused a deadly pileup in whiteout conditions and shut down interstate 94. >> to the best of my knowledge, there is probably in excess of seven semis and 30-plus vehicles. >> it was bad, like you could barely see on the road. >> reporter: ice made driving impossible in parts of kentucky. >> i can deal with snow all day long but when it comes to freezing rain i don't even want to touch it
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memorial service held at the national cathedral. people have been gathering to lay flowers on the statue of mandela. condolence book is available for people to sign until tuesday. hosting nightly vigils tonight, tomorrow and tuesday night. >> this morning, we've learned four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter, the latest to confirm that he will head to johannesburg. this comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- ge
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof in a one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. and for more on this storm, bill karins is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. and as advertised, this has been just as bad as we expected. many airports will have problems including many people's morning commutes. a lot of school delays, school cancellations out there. the freeze line is the important line. that's the white line. 28 in dallas, 20 in oklahoma city, plenty cold in dallas area. portsmouth, arkan
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
head to south africa this week. it comes after president obama, bill clinton and george w. bush said they would pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to attend because of health concerns. jim vance is also heading to south africa. watch for his reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> snow falling outside the d.c. area. who is getting a taste of what to come. that's straight ahead. >>> who to call if the power goes out? we have helpful numbers you may want to put in your cell phone this morning. don't forget to charge it, too. >> our web team is running on all cylinders this morning. >> oh, yeah. >> check out our facebook and twitter feeds for any alerts, breaking >>> right now it's 7:36. we are tracking a winter storm this morning. storm team 4 radar telling the story. plenty of wintry weather headed directly our way. said to bring snow and freezing rain to the area before it's all said and done. and we're keeping a close eye on places west of us. this is a live camera along interstate 81 near toms brook in shenandoah county
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
of his grandchildren. >> four dignitaries are arriving. president obama and michelle obama will board air force one to travel to south africa, joined by george w. bush and laura, presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter plan to travel for the memorial. george h.w. bush the only living president who will not be there. >> doctors say the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel long distances. you see they are getting air force one ready. if you want to share condolences with the mandela family, several funeral homes have memorial books you can sign that will be sent to his family and constituents. sign one of the books at the sky lawn funeral home and memorial park, chapel of the chimes in oakland, or chapel of the chimes in hayward. the books will be available for signing until the end of the month. >> around these parts meteorologist christina loren is telling us the big story is chill. chill. >> you don't even need to have sound up. the volume could be all the way down and these numbers do the talking. 21 degrees, it is really cold up in the north bay. expecting them to fall in
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
which means father. also for the fight for equality. his legacy lives on. in south africa the country is celebrating a man who led them to freedom from apartheid. today there are tears, songs and mementos as they bid nelson mandela farewell. president barack obama said the man many called father caught him about perseverance. >> we lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was thrown in prison for 27 years because of efforts to end segregation in south africa. but he walked free and became the nation's first black president. the world embraced him and the u.s. congress gave him highest honors. >> i was in the presence of greatness. he inspired so many people. >> reporter: in london families mourned and david cameron called mandela a hero for all times. >> tonight, one of the brightest lights ever our world has gone out. >> reporter: in harlem the apollo theater marked his passing and at howard university students honored by candlelight. today the world promises to remember mande
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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
memorial to honor the former leader of south africa. we have new video to show you of president obama and the first lady getting on air force one headed for the memorial. also on the plane, george h. bush and his wife laura. let's go live to tracie potts this morning. a few miles from where the memorial will take place. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so quickly before we show you what's happening around the country here in soweto i show you what you can probably hear across from the mandela house, again there is singing and dancing in the streets. sort of an impromptu celebration. yesterday we saw a big anc rally. looks like they are setting up the stage for another. people here very sorrowful about nelson mandela but also very happy to celebrate what he did here in his life. >> this morning roads are still open around soccer city, the stadium where thousands are expected for tomorrow's public memorial. the government says 53 dignitaries have confirmed so far including president and mrs. obama, he is expected to speak, presidents bush, clinton and carter, ban ki-moon, south
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Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
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Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
days now. president obama and the first lady will pay their respects in south africa next week. george w. bush and bill clinton along with their wives, laura bush and former secretary of state hillary clinton will join them. >>> the stadium is where his body will lie and stay in pretoria and he will receive a memorial in his birth town. we are shown how he's been remembered by a few people in the bay area who play a small role in his effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: the one he counts most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from -- after meeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum. williams was there to greet him. >> i was so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness. >> reporter: williams was asked to speak before mandela. the memory flooded back when he learned mandela died at age 95. >> i said we lost something that was so importan
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
head to south africa ahead after memorial to honor nelson mandela who died last week. officials expect thousands to fill a soccer stadium for tomorrow's memorial. the government says at least 53 dignitaries are expected including president obama and the first lady, presidents bush, clinton and carter, bonky moon and many more. president obama plans to speak. we are getting more information on mandela's final hours. a friend who saw him two hours before he died said he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. and i could see that he is different from the conditions i saw him earlier, that he is now giving up. >> hundreds of people attended a prayer service last night and there is another scheduled for tonight. >> it's 4:38. time to get a look at the faulk for this week. i was hoping for a warm-up. >> well, we've got one for you. it's just going to be very gradual. it's going to take a while before we return to the 60s. but they are on the seven-day forecast. and hey, we won't make you wait for it. it's scrolling at the bottom of the screen. temperatures thi
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
in the bay." >> it's going to be hard to put out. >> the world is coming together in south africa. to mourn the death and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, cold rain not enough to keep people from the service. leaders all over the globe attended including president obama who received a huge roar of applause when he arrived. the president gave a speech honoring mandela's legacy. >> while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w. bush also in attendance. you are going to have much more coverage on the memorial including live reports starting at 6:30. >> it's 6:06. that means it is time to check the forecast. taking a live look outside from the south bay this morning, another cold start but this will be our last overnight freeze warning? >> yeah, i think as we get to tomorrow it will be more like a frost advisory. thanks for waking up with us f. you have frost feel free to right a note in that. the peninsula at 30, we're at 27 in the north bay so milder start.
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
except george h.w. bush who cannot fly because of medical reasons. the president and mrs. obama arrived to loud cheers along with george w. bush and laura bush and hillary clinton. >> there is a word in south africa mbuntu. a word that captures mandela's greatest gift. his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye. >> for family members it was a funeral for a loved one. mandela's widow and ex-wife shared an embrace before the service. starting tomorrow mandela's coffin will be carried through the streets every morning to give as many people as possible the chance to pay their final respects. a state funeral will be sunday. >> happening now, crews are on the scene of a stubborn smoky trash fire. it broke out about 9:00 last night in a warehouse in san francisco. chase cain live at the scene near candlestick park. what's it look like now? >> reporter: there's still smoke coming out of the building. we're near candle stick park. i trash pile that was the length of a football field and eight feet deep. that fire did break out around 9:00 and it
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